Tuesday, May 4, 2010

THE STRIDER PREBIKE REVIEW & GIVE-A-WAY

The LUCKY winner of the Strider PREbike is Entry #52 Brandi! Congrats!!! We had a total of 289 comments, that is so awesome! I want to thank each one of you for signing up! I have more fun give-a-ways coming up in the next few days, so be on the look-out for those :)

*GIVE-A-WAY CLOSED 05/13/2009*



If your toddler can walk, your toddler CAN ride a Strider
Never need a tricycle. Never need training wheels.

We were recently sent a Strider PREbike to review. When I told Jace we were getting this he couldn't wait until it came! Of course it came just as we were leaving for swimming lessons. So the UPS guy dropped it off, we threw it in the car and couldn't wait until we got home to open it up and put it together! You should have seen both Jace and Grady hovering around Craig as he was putting it together. They just wanted to try out their new green Strider. I let Jace pick out which color and he picked green because it's "daddy's favorite color" awe he can be so sweet :) at times ha!

So I'm sure you're all thinking what in the world is a Strider PREbike? Well let me tell you a little bit more about the Strider PREbike. With the Strider PREbike, there are no "tricycle tip-overs" or "training-wheel wobbles" to create a fear, hesitancy, or dislike of bike riding (which just happened to Jace the other day as his training wheels were off balance when he turned the corner and he wiped out). The Strider running bike helps toddlers learn balance and coordination BEFORE pedaling, which develops confidence.

The Strider is designed for ages 1-5 and it teaches them to ride a bike sooner and safer than regular bikes with training wheels.


So with the Strider there are no pedals, your child just hops on and starts walking/running with their feet. They learn to balance on 2 wheels and once they get going they simply put their feet up on the bike and ride! Really think about it, it does make sense. How long does it take a child to learn to pedal? We got Grady a tricycle not long ago and he just turned 2 and he can already pedal that thing everywhere, but do you really think he could ride a bike yet? Well he can't, but he has been trying out the Strider and is learning to hold it up and walk with it. I'm sure with practicing a little more he will have it down.

Jace has been using the Strider so much. He has been practicing like crazy. He doesn't have it down yet either, but he has been having so much fun on it. He can balance for a few seconds at a time and thinks that is pretty cool! Mind you we have only had this bike for a little over a week, so I'm sure in time he will have it down pat :) The website said that the 1st test rider who rode the Strider for 6 months, was riding a two-wheel pedal bike without training wheels at age 3!!! I think that is awesome!


I love that the seat is adjustable and starts at only 11 inches off the ground at it's lowest and it fits both Jace and Grady so well. I love that is is so lightweight, it's super easy for Grady to hold and he's only 2! I also love that it is pretty safe for them to use because there are no chains, cables, sprockets or pedals to hurt them if they fall. All in all the Strider is a great product and I love the concept. I will have to update you all this summer as they both continue to ride it and make progress :)

The Strider is available for purchase on their website and retails for $99! I love that there are so many colors to choose from. Stridersports.com also offers bike helmets, knee pads, Strider PREbike accessories and a few more items.


GIVE-A-WAY STARTS HERE

Ryan the Founder and Chief Enthusiast of Strider Sports is so awesome and has kindly offered to give one of The Jackson Five Family readers the chance to win their very own Strider -The NO Pedal PREbike (Approx. Value $100)

*IN ORDER TO ENTER MY GIVE-A-WAY , YOU MUST BE A PUBLIC FOLLOWER OF THE JACKSON FIVE FAMILY BLOG. TO FOLLOW ME CLICK ON THE "FOLLOW" BUTTON ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF MY BLOG. EASY PEASY :) IF YOU ENTER MY GIVE-A-WAY AND YOU ARE NOT A PUBLIC FOLLOWER THEN ALL OF YOUR ENTRIES WILL BE FORFEITED!!!*

MANDATORY ENTRY:
Make sure you are a public follower of this blog. Once you are you need to go to the Strider website and then come back here and tell me which color Strider PREbike you might choose if you win!

You have even more chances to win. For each of the following things that you do, you get another entry! So easy...

EXTRA ENTRIES:
Make sure that you leave a SEPARATE comment for each thing that you do for the entries to be counted!

1 Entry-Sign up to receive the Strider Sports Blog feed in your inbox!

1 Entry-Become a Fan of Strider Sports on Facebook by clicking here.

1 Entry-Follow Strider Sports on Twitter.

1 Entry-Sign up for the Strider newsletter. (Click here to take you to the Strider website and the newsletter sign-up is on the right of the page, just enter your e-mail)

1 Entry-Sign up for one of my other give-a-ways and let me know which one you signed up for!

3 Entries-Sign up to follow The Jackson Five Family Blog *remember you must be a follower anyways for your entries to count in the 1st place* :) (LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY ie. I'm a follower 1, I'm a follower 2, I'm a follower 3)

1 Entry-Subscribe to receive The Jackson Five Family feed in your inbox. Just type in your e-mail on the right of my blog, make sure you confirm your subscription as well!

1 Entry-Become a Fan of The Jackson Five Family blog on Facebook.

1 Entry-Grab my button and add it to your page!

1 Entry-Blog about this give-a-way on your page and leave me a link so that I can check it out!

Rules: Open to readers in the US only. Give-a-way ends May 12th at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be randomly chosen and will have 48 hours to respond. Thank you so much to Strider Sports for sponsoring this give-a-way and good luck to all of you entering!

(I was sent this product free of charge to review. The things you read here are my honest opinions of the products reviewed! I was not paid in any way to say anything you read here!)


288 comments:

  1. I would chose the yellow if we won!

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  2. recieving Strider Sports Blog feed

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  3. I am recieving strider news feed through email.

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  4. I signed up for your jewelry giveaway!

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  5. I am a follower of Jackson 5

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  6. I am a follower of Jackson 5

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  7. I am recieving the Jackson 5 feed in email

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  8. I blogged
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  9. Follower... we love the blue!!! :)

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  10. I am recieving strider news feed through email.

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  11. I am enrolled in the baseball giveaway...

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  12. Fan of Strider Sports on Facebook ... hope it's the right one... I could only find one in Canada?!? :)

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  13. I subscribe to receive The Jackson Five Family feed in my inbox.

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  14. I'm a Fan of The Jackson Five Family blog on Facebook.

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  15. I would choose the blue one :)

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  16. I signed up for the newsletter.

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  17. I would love the pink. amypugmire@live.com

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  18. fb fan of strider sports. amy bolda pugmire. amypugmire@live.com

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  19. I follow strider sports on twitter. 1amypugmire. amypugmire@live.com

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  20. I follow your blog. amypugmire@live.com
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  21. I follow your blog. amypugmire@live.com
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  22. I follow your blog. amypugmire@live.com
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  23. email subscriber. amypugmire@live.com

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  24. fb fan of yours. amy bolda pugmire. amypugmire@live.com

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  25. I am a Jackson Family Five on facebook!!

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  26. I recieve the Jackson family feed to my inboX!!

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  27. I signed up the strider newsletter!!

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  28. I am a fan of strider sports on facebook!!

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  29. I would choose the RED on if I won because everything is RED and BLACK in Georgia!! Go Dawgs!!!

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  30. I would choose the blue.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  31. I am a gfc follower.
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  32. follower 2
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  34. I am a email subscriber.
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  35. i would go with the yellow..these are super cool

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  36. I would choose Red if I win!

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  37. I am a facebook fan of the Jackson 5!

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  38. I am a facebook fan of Strider Sports.

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  39. Your button is on my blog!

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  40. I started following your blog 1

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  41. I started following your blog 2

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  42. I started following your blog 3

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  43. We would pick the pink bike if we won!

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  44. I signed up and now receive updates in my email from them.

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  45. I became a fan on facebook.

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  46. I began following them on Twitter.

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  47. I signed up to receive your email updates.

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  48. I blogged about this giveaway.

    http://mikebrandiandavery.blogspot.com/2010/05/happy-cinco-de-mayo-day-late.html

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  49. I follow and like GREEN!

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  50. button ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com

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  51. your Facebook fan carol p dziuba

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  52. Strider newsletter subscriber

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  54. Carol P Dziuba Strider Facebook fan

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  55. Fan of strider sports on FB

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  57. New Follower!
    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE the UK blue one. It is all about the Wildcats in this neck of the woods!
    I have never heard of these before.
    My C man would love it!!

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  58. Did I mention I follow your blog? 2

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  59. I did grab that button! :)

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  60. I follow you on google friend and I would pick the color pink.

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  61. I follow strider on twitter @dawn408

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  62. I follow on google friend

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  63. I follow you on google friend

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  64. I follow you on google friend

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  65. I follow strider on twitter

    lucy.surveys@gmail.com

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  66. I'd pick orange. Nice and bright!

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  67. Fan of Strider Sports on Facebook

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  68. Following Strider Sports on Twitter (Tibmay)

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  69. Signed up for the Strider newsletter

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  70. Subscribed to receive the Jackson Five Family via email

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  71. became a Fan of The Jackson Five Family blog on Facebook (Nicole Thibodeau May)

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  72. I would choose the green one.

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  73. Receiving the Strider feeds.

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  74. Became a fan of Strider sports on FB.

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  75. Following Strider sports on twitter.

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  76. Signed up for the Strider newsletter.

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  77. I have signed up for the sodastream giveaway.

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  78. I am signed up to follow the Jackson Five.

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  79. I receive the Jackosn 5 feeds.

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  80. your button is on my page. www.jandshoughton.blogspot.com

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  81. I follow your blog and I'd choose a red bike for my son.

    jdeemarie @ gmail.com

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  82. I signed up for the Strider Blog feed.

    jdeemarie @ gmail.com

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  83. I'm a Facebook fan of Strider Sports.

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  84. I receive the Strider newsletter.

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  85. I follow your blog. #1

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  86. I follow your blog. #2

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  87. I follow your blog. #3

    jdeemarie @ gmail.com

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  88. I signed up for your emails.

    jdeemarie @ gmail.com

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  89. i would choose blue if i won
    stracey2010@live.com

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  90. i am a follower 3
    stracey2010@live.com

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  91. i am a fan on facebook
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  92. I'm a follower now! If I won, I think I'd like the red one. :-)

    (BTW, your first link in that paragraph goes to Fantasy Jewelry Box. The second link about the color goes to the Strider site, though.)

    Thank you for the giveaway - I'd love to win this for my 2-year-old nephew. :-)

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  93. I like the blue one....

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  94. I follow your blog & would love one in red. That way both my kids would love it.
    andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

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  95. I signed up for Strider's feed
    andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

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  96. I am a fan of Strider on facebook (andrea potter kruse)
    andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

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  97. I follow Strider on twitter (notimeMom)
    andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

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  98. I signed up for the Strider newsletter
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  99. I'm a follower
    andrea.kruse at gmail dot com
    entry #1

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  100. I'm a follower
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    entry #2

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  101. I'm a follower
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    entry #3

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  102. I subscribe via email
    andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

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  103. I am a fan of your blog on facebook (andrea potter kruse)
    andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

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  104. I blogged
    http://adventuresinallthingsfood.blogspot.com/2010/05/strider-bike-giveaways.html
    andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

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  105. Public Follower, & I would choose blue.
    shanna.elizabeth@hotmail.com

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  106. I receive the Strider Sports Blog feed.
    shanna.elizabeth@hotmail.com

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  107. Facebook Fan of Strider Sports.
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  108. Follow Strider Sports on Twitter
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  109. Follower 1
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  112. Facebook Fan of the jackson five.
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  113. i would choose Strider™ PREbike - Pink

    Jeanette Huston
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  114. strider sports fb fan

    http://www.facebook.com/StriderPREbike?v=wall#!/jeanette.huston?ref=profile

    Jeanette Huston
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  115. followed strider sports on twitter

    http://twitter.com/josephvh1982

    Jeanette Huston
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  116. following your blog

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  117. grabbed your button here

    http://www.mommyblessingsinsmallbundles.com/

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  118. faned you on fb

    http://www.facebook.com/jeanette.huston?ref=profile

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  119. im a follower 2

    Jeanette Huston
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  120. Im a follower 3

    Jeanette Huston
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  121. I follow your blog as degood and would choose red

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  122. I follow striderprebike on twitter as kmayans

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  123. i signed up for the soda stream giveaway

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  124. I am follower #1

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  125. I am a follower #2

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  126. I am a follower #3
    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  127. I'm a follower. My son likes the orange.

    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  128. I'm a Strider Sport Facebook Fan- Paula Hafner

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  129. I follow Strider Sports on Twitter- @ksh123

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  130. I am a follower....and would choose green!!

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  131. I have your button on my blog!!

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  132. I would choose ORANGE! silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  133. Strider bike FB fan Kirsten J H silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  134. following Strider on twitter hippie4ever2 silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  135. receiving Strider newsletter silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  136. I'm a follower 1 silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  137. I'm a follower 2 silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  138. I'm a follower 3 silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  139. Jackson 5 Family FB fan Kirsten J H silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  140. email subscriber silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  141. entered Soft Lips silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  142. Strider Sports Twitter follower as dewer421

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  143. I'm a follower. I would love to win in pink!
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  144. I follow Strider through twitter (@jjak2003)
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  145. I'm a Strider facebook fan (Jessica Wagner)
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  146. I subscribe to the Strider newsletter
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  147. I follow through google friend connect 1
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  148. I follow through google friend connect 2
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  149. I follow through google friend connect 3
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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